Major telecom companies across the nation have been forcing Canadians to pay ridiculous fees for wireless services. But there seems to be an end in sight, hopefully.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced this morning that Canadians will soon have access to innovative and affordable options.
Rogers, Bell Mobility, and Telus have agreed to offer a broad range of cheaper data-only mobile wireless plans to Canadians within the next 90 days.
New Data Plans
The national wireless providers will all launch a variety of lower-cost data-only plans. While we’ll have to wait for the full details, the CRTC made it clear the plans will not be similar to anything available on the market at the moment.
The new plans will range from as low as $15 for 250 MB to $30 for 1GB of monthly data, with a mix of prepaid and postpaid options, on both the 3G and LTE networks.
The CRTC will monitor the wireless providers to ensure they honour their commitments. During the review, they’ll also examine whether further action is required to improve the choice and affordability of mobile wireless services for Canadians.
Rogers, Bell Mobility, and Telus must report back to the CRTC every six months with information about their data-only wireless plans, including demand and marketing efforts.